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Artemas Lucius Brooks

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Artemas Lucius Brooks

Birth
Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death
3 Jul 1878 (aged 74)
Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
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Son of Deacon Peter and Bridget Snow(Ball)Brooks

Married Sarah M Phelps 25 Mar 1830 in Groton, Grafton, New Hampshire

Children: Lucia Mahalia(Brooks)Woodworth, Sarah Brooks

Occupation:Lumber Dealer
COD: Brain Disease

According to https://libguides.uml.edu/c.php?g=1125577&p=8264892

"In 1856, the Free Soilers and the Abolitionists became a part of the Republican Party, then forming in opposition to the Democrats. Brooks joined this party and helped to elect Abraham Lincoln president in 1860. For many years up to this time the Abolitionists maintained a perfectly arranged system for helping runaway slaves (ed note: Freedom Seekers) to reach Canada, where United States officers would be powerless to take them back to their owners. It was called the Underground Railroad, with stations at suitable places along the entire distance to Canada, stations where the runaways could be secreted during the daytime and passed along at night to the next station. This had to be done with extreme caution for it was unlawful, and a slave caught on the way could be compelled to return. Brooks' house was one of these stations and he took all the risk involved in sending many a slave along to the next station in his pursuit of freedom."

Note: The cemetery does indicate that Artemas Lucius Brooks is buried to the far right in the front row of three as you face the front of the large headstone. The stone says "father" on the top.
Son of Deacon Peter and Bridget Snow(Ball)Brooks

Married Sarah M Phelps 25 Mar 1830 in Groton, Grafton, New Hampshire

Children: Lucia Mahalia(Brooks)Woodworth, Sarah Brooks

Occupation:Lumber Dealer
COD: Brain Disease

According to https://libguides.uml.edu/c.php?g=1125577&p=8264892

"In 1856, the Free Soilers and the Abolitionists became a part of the Republican Party, then forming in opposition to the Democrats. Brooks joined this party and helped to elect Abraham Lincoln president in 1860. For many years up to this time the Abolitionists maintained a perfectly arranged system for helping runaway slaves (ed note: Freedom Seekers) to reach Canada, where United States officers would be powerless to take them back to their owners. It was called the Underground Railroad, with stations at suitable places along the entire distance to Canada, stations where the runaways could be secreted during the daytime and passed along at night to the next station. This had to be done with extreme caution for it was unlawful, and a slave caught on the way could be compelled to return. Brooks' house was one of these stations and he took all the risk involved in sending many a slave along to the next station in his pursuit of freedom."

Note: The cemetery does indicate that Artemas Lucius Brooks is buried to the far right in the front row of three as you face the front of the large headstone. The stone says "father" on the top.


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